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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE838
Subject Title Measurements in Fluid and Thermal Sciences


Introduction configuration of an experimental set-up-error-calibration – uncertainty analysis, er- ror propagation formula, analysis of scatter, design of experiments based on uncertainty – re- view of probes and transducers – integral measurements of volume, velocity and temperature – introduction to wind tunnels, open and closed circuit tunnels – optical instrumentation, lasers and coherent optics, refractive index variation in transparent media, interferometry, schlieren and shadowgraph methods, analysis of interferograms, Rayleigh scattering technique – tran- sient response and instruments – zeroth, first and second order systems – treatment of spatially distributed variables – compensation and recovery of original signals from measured data – computerized data acquisition.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Holman, J. P., Experimental Methods for Engineers, 7th ed., Tata McGraw-Hill (2006).

2. Doebelin, E. O., Measurement Systems: Application & Design, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill (1998).

3. Venkateshan, S. P., Mechanical Measurements, Ane Books, India (2008).

4. Meschede, D., Optics, Light and Lasers, 2nd ed., Wiley-VCH (2007).